NEW YORK -- Warriors forward David Lee and Indiana center Roy Hibbert were each suspended a game without pay for their role in Tuesday's skirmish between Golden State and the host Indiana Pacers.

Lee will miss tonight's game at the New York Knicks, his former team.

Stu Jackson, the NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, announced the penalties Wednesday, a few hours before the Warriors and Knicks tipped off. Forward Carl Landry will likely start in Lee's place.

"I do not agree with the decision," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "I'm sure the film doesn't either."

Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Pacers swingman Lance Stephenson were fined $35,000 for "escalating the altercation." Indiana forward David West, also involved and received a technical, went unpenalized.

"It is what it is. It's a big chunk of money but I guess I deserve it," Thompson said. "It's unfortunate that it spilled in the stands. That's probably the only bad thing. If it was kept on the court, I think it would be a lot different."

Hibbert will serve his suspension on Thursday when the Pacers host the Los Angeles Clippers.

The fireworks began with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of Indiana's 108-97 win over Golden State.

Hibbert flashed into the lane to post up, banging into Lee. Seconds later, Lee pushed Hibbert in retaliation, setting off Hibbert. The two charged at each other in the paint but neither threw a punch.

Curry grabbed Hibbert to pull him away from Lee and Hibbert threw Curry to the ground. Curry got back up and when after Lee and was shoved again.


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Thompson shoved Hibbert into the cameras, and Stephenson went after Curry. The pushing went into the first couple rows of seating, especially after West got involved.

"Emotions were running high," Thompson said. "Both teams played really hard. And when emotions run high, there is no telling what can happen. I'm not completely shocked."

Lee was already unsure whether he could play. He hurt his left shoulder in the second quarter Tuesday and said after the game he didn't know if he could play.